Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has said that people have full confidence in the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government while insisting that "if need be they would even bear the burden of paying Rs200 for a litre of petrol".
He remarked while addressing the foundation stone ceremony of Mohmand Dam in the Mohmand district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Thursday.
At the same time Vawda hit out at the rival political parties, saying: "Those who have looted the nation for the past 40 years are now trying to tell us what is best for Pakistan."
The federal minister also said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had been given the people's mandate "so PM Imran could bring back the wealth looted by the previous governments back to the country".
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He added: "We [Pakistanis] have seen even worse times and will be able to bear any hardship that comes to our way."
While talking about the crusade against corruption, Vawda said that the accountability process against opposition leaders would not be stopped under any circumstances.
"He [PM Imran] taught us that authority is not important but hard work is," the minister added.
More than 25,000 jobs, he said, will be created by the Mohmand and Diamer Bhasha dams projects.
وزیراعظم عمران خان نے مہمند ڈیم کا سنگ بنیاد رکھ دیا pic.twitter.com/2dYlP27zSj— PTI KP (Official) (@PTIKPOfficial) May 2, 2019